Monthly Archive: August 2015

ER Tips: When Things Get Strange

ertwtgOn a Sunday evening, 14-year-old John DeTone was in-line skating with friends on his driveway when he tripped and fell on his arm. Half an hour later, his wrist started hurting. John’s dad phoned the emergency room (ER), and a nurse advised him to bring his son in. John, a fan of TV shows like “ER” and “Rescue” 911,” was a little nervous about going to the ER. “I wasn’t worried about my wrist–it was either broken, sprained, or just sore–but I was scared about what I might see at the hospital, like people who were bleeding or all banged …

How Effective is the My Snoring Solution Anti-Snoring Chinstrap?

antisnoringchinChronic snoring is an incredibly problematic condition that can lead to potentially fatal health issues like high blood pressure and heart disease which includes heart attacks and strokes. The repercussions of consistent snoring are very serious and can be easily prevented by putting an end to your snoring. There are several anti-snoring mouthpieces available that have been tried and tested, proving to immediately eliminate snoring, or at least significantly reduce it, by repositioning the jaw. This repositioning restricts the tongue from falling back into the throat, blocking the airway and causing snoring. In addition to these mouthpieces, there are chinstraps and bands available that profess to accomplish the same results by advancing the lower jaw externally, rather than orally. These bands are generally 3 inches thick and made of soft material that splits into two thinner bands at the back to comfortably secure the band to your head. A band at the crown of your head and one at the base ensures that the chinstrap stays in place and keeps your jaw in the correct position.

The My Snoring Solution offers an anti-snoring chinstrap that claims to eliminate your snoring immediately by bringing your jaw forward while you sleep. Their chinstrap is designed to maintain an open airway in order to stop the back (soft palate) of your throat from relaxing too much and constricting the airway. Rather than focusing on the placement of the tongue, the band simply forces the airway to remain open throughout the night. This may work for some people, particularly side-sleepers because the tongue is usually kept clear of the airway and the snoring may be the result of another issue, like the over-relaxed palate. However, because chronic snoring is very often caused by the tongue blocking the airway, a chinstrap can prove ineffective.

My Snoring Solution costs nearly twice as much as the majority of anti-snoring mouthpieces available which receive a much higher customer satisfaction rate. The My Snoring Solution chinstrap is a whopping $119.97 and is not able to claim a highly success rate because it does not exist. While there are customers who have found this device effective and are happy with their purchase, the bank of customer complaints far exceeds the success stories. Consumers have often found that the chinstrap does not reduce snoring at all, some have even claimed that the band made their snoring worse, and that it is difficult to breathe while wearing the chinstrap. Even more, dozens of customers have complained about the My Snoring Solution return policy. Not only are you charged shipping and handling for returning the product but you are also charged a 25% disposal fee. In no way is the customer offered a full refund for their dissatisfaction.

In addition to the ineffectiveness of the product and the less than impressive customer service, people who have reviewed the chinstrap have also complained of neck and jaw soreness as well as excessive sweating. The band is only available in one size which some people have also complained is too small for the circumference of their heads. Wearing a chinstrap all night that wraps around your entire head is simply not a comfortable way to sleep.

For nearly half the cost, an anti-snoring mouthpiece can be purchased that have been dentist-designed, FDA-approved and clinically proven to work. The best way to avoid an anti-snoring device scam is to ensure (more…)